UK Foreign Office shares new travel advice for Brits resident in Spain
People who still hold on to an old 'Green Certificate' style paper residency document could face lengthy delays at airports this year The Living in Spain page of the GOV.​UK website has been updated to reflect new advice for British citizens resident in Spain with regards to crossing in and out of the European Union.   Specifically, the Foreign Office has new information for British residents in Spain on the introduction of the EU..

British drug smuggler wanted in UK arrested in Torre Pacheco
The man was found with over 100,000 euros’ worth of ill-gotten gains and faces 15 years behind bars once extradited to the UK Spanish police have arrested a man in Torre Pacheco (Murcia) who was wanted in the United Kingdom with a 15-year prison sentence.   The man, whose age is undisclosed, had an International Arrest and Extradition Warrant from the UK issued against him for his involvement in drug trafficking, being part of a criminal..

Rain forecast for the weekend: Murcia weather May 16-19
There will be showers in Murcia this Sunday and at the beginning of next week, but temperatures will not drop too much Spain’s State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has updated its Murcia weather forecast for this week, predicting rain on Sunday afternoon and going into next week, though it won’t get too much colder.   For Thursday May 16, they maintain their forecast of “fairly cloudy or clear skies” with “light to moderate..

Murcia weekly weather forecast May 13-19: Hot and sunny
Temperatures in Murcia will drop slightly midweek, but it will still be pleasantly warm Murcia weather forecast, Tuesday May 14   This week in the Region of Murcia, we will have sunny days and warm nights, with almost zero chance of rain, though there might be some windy episodes, especially in coastal areas.   For Monday May 13, the State Meteorological Agency forecasts some cloudy intervals, but it will mainly be sunny and..

VIDEO: Dolphin sighting near La Manga del Mar Menor
The images of the cetacean were captured very close to Isla Grosa and the islet of El Farallón   This Wednesday, May 8, some people sailing in the Mediterranean Sea just off the coast of La Manga del Mar Menor recorded a video of an extraordinarily beautiful discovery they saw.   Shared on the MeteOrihuela social media account, the video shows a bottlenose dolphin swimming very close to La Manga, in the area around the Isla Grosa and..

Region of Murcia awarded 33 coveted Blue Flags for 2024
Beaches in Águilas, Mazarrón and San Javier, among many more, have all been bestowed with the honour It’s that time of year again when towns across Spain wait with bated breath to see if their shorelines, marinas and boating operators will be honoured with the prestigious Blue Flag, a global award that indicates quality, safety and first-class services.   For the summer of 2024, the Region of Murcia will have the privilege of flying..

Flying high at the San Javier Air Festival
More than 180,000 people flocked to the shore of Santiago de La Ribera to watch the planes flying at the Air Show on Sunday   It was a packed crowd that flooded down to the beaches and streets of San Javier this weekend to witness the Festival Aéreo de San Javier, the San Javier Air Festival.   This was the first such air show to be organised by San Javier Town Hall after the success of its Air Force displays several years ago, and..

Santiago de la Ribera park will be ready to open this autumn
The works at the Príncipe de Asturias Park in Santiago de la Ribera should be completed by November at the latest The remodelling works at the Príncipe de Asturias Park in Santiago de la Ribera “are going at a good pace and should be completed between October and November,” according to mayor José Miguel Luengo on a visit to the site this week.   The project, with a budget of 1,000,032.27 euros, began in March and was given a..

San Javier secures land for new town centre car park
Located in Santiago de la Ribera, the new space will have room for 174 vehicles in all San Javier Town Hall has just acquired a parcel of land from the Ministry of Defence for the development of a ‘sustainable’ parking lot along Calle Coronel Lopez Peña in Santiago de la Ribera. The planned improvements aim to alleviate parking shortages in the town centre.   Once the work is completed, the proposed facility will boast 166 standard..

Full programme for the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
Gregory Porter and Diana Krall top the bill at the 26th edition of Jazz San Javier The full line-up has been confirmed for the 26th edition of the San Javier Jazz festival, a truly international event which takes place this year with 14 concerts between June 28 and July 22. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE ONLINE HERE for both season tickets and individual concerts. The full programme is as follows: Friday June 28: Adrian Cunningham and His Old..

La Manga already fully booked for summer
Many holiday let apartments in La Manga del Mar Menor are already booked up for July and August Image: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena   Holiday rentals in La Manga del Mar Menor have seen an increase in demand in recent years, despite price increases of between 9 and 12%.   Providing a unique opportunity to choose between enjoying the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea or the Mar Menor salt lagoon, La Manga has long been a popular choice..

This summer: San Javier International Theatre, Music and Dance Festival 2024
The 54th annual edition of the theatre festival will feature major companies from Canada and around Spain The 54th edition of the San Javier International Theatre, Music and Dance Festival, to be held from August 2 to 22, 2024, will kick off in the gardens of the Parque Almansa park, with ‘La Carroza del Real’ (pictured, above), one of the most successful plays at the Teatro Real in Madrid, which will be performed for the first time in..

May 18 and 19 Pozo Aledo fiestas honouring San Isidro Labrador
A full weekend of food, song, dance and processions in San Javier   Pozo Aledo in San Javier pays tribute to its beloved patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, whose feast day falls on May 15, during an action-packed weekend filled with engaging activities designed to foster tradition and togetherness.   Presented by the Festival Councillor, Alba Sánchez, here's what you can expect on May 18 and 19:   Kick off the celebration on..

May 18 and 19 Medieval Market in San Javier
Take a step back in time at the enchanting street market in Santiago de la Ribera   Discover a bygone era at the Medieval Market on Barnuevo Esplanade in Santiago de La Ribera on May 18 and 19.   More than 30 artisan stalls displaying the wonders of yesteryear will be set up in San Javier between 10am and 11pm each day, showcasing crafts and keepsakes that capture the essence of the Middle Ages.   Enjoy plenty of shopping, kids..

June 8 and 9 Fiestas San Cayetano, San Javier
A sparkling weekend of dance, music, food and more in San Javier   Get ready for a whole weekend of family fun in the sun as the renowned Rociero fiestas return to San Cayetano in San Javier this June 8 and 9. Here’s what you can expect from the unmissable event:   Saturday June 8   Parque Lo Llerena, San Javier   6.30pm: Equestrian exhibition 9.30pm: Presentation and election of the Court of Honour 2024 10.30pm:..

July 6 Night-time charity race in San Javier
Participants of all ages and abilities can join the exciting route from San Javier to Santiago de la Ribera   For the 14th year running, the XIV Aidemarcha event will return to San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera on Saturday July 6. This popular charity fun run raises funds for Aidemar, bringing together enthusiastic participants for a memorable night-time run and walk.   Organisers expect to distribute 3,000 bibs this year, keeping..

Sonrisas Harmony A Cappella Chorus in Los Alcazares, Murcia
Sonrisas Harmony are an all-ladies A cappella Chorus based in Los Alcázares, Murcia In September 2022, fifteen ladies living in the Region of Murcia who loved to sing got together to form a social club, and Sonrisas Harmony was born. Since then, this all-ladies A cappella Chorus has gone from strength to strength, and has grown to over 30 members from a variety of different countries.   The Musical Director of Sonrisas is Valerie..

New bus routes in the Cartagena and Mar Menor area
There are now buses connecting Cartagena, La Manga, Torre Pacheco and Los Alcázares The new bus system came into effect across the Region of Murcia on Friday December 3 and included in the new plan are several remodelled routes in the Cartagena and Mar Menor area which aim to provide better public transport connections for residents all year round.   Movibus is the name of the new system, which is made up of new green buses which have..